Maareikura

WOMEN'S program

Women's Programme

We are here to support you

Tuu Oho Mai Services (formally HAIP) was founded in 1991 for the victims of family harm. Today our purpose remains to develop loving whanau so that they thrive.

We understand how complex family violence can be and we are here to support and guide wahine to realise their own power in breaking free from violent relationships. One way we do this is through weekly education programmes for Maori, Non Maori and Asian women.

our various programmes

  • Recognise abusive behaviour
  • Explore causes and effects of living with violence
  • Understand the impact of this violence on family members
  • Prioritise safety
  • Explain the causes of anger and abuse
  • Rebuild their lives

Sessions also explore processes for thinking through the issues that may have historically confronted women and in many cases, continue to confront them. 

Practical information & support

Practical and specialist information is provided on:

  • Family and district courts; what their roles are and how they affect our lives
  • Police support; what to expect from our police friends
  • Protection orders; how to gain maximum protection
  • Work and Income
  • Housing New Zealand
  • Oranga Tamariki

Advocacy &
Kaitiaki / Advocates

Our Advocates will work with you, support and encourage you to make your own decisions in your own time. They can also help you make plans and preparations to ensure your safety.

Your Kaitiaki will listen to your story and help you explore your options.

Our Advocates will work with you, support and encourage you to make your own decisions in your own time. They can also help you make plans and preparations to ensure your safety.

Your Kaitiaki will listen to your story and help you explore your options.

Our
programmes

We offer a number of programmes. Each programme explores a different theme, runs weekly for two hours.

The sessions blend education and information with group support. They are open groups, however induction into the group is required before starting.

An overview of our programmes is included below.

Strengthening
Women Programme

All About
Men’s Group

This programme is for women whose partners are attending our men’s programme.

You’ll learn:

  • What to expect while he is on the programme
  • How to measure any changes
  • How to ensure your ongoing safety

Women’s Non-Violence
Education Programme

This is a 20 week group programme which focuses on female offenders of family violence.

The programme aims to explore the issues that allow abusive practices to happen and give participants a better understanding around the patterns of behaviour that create situations of risk and harm to others and family.

From July 2018 to June 2019, we helped 565 women.
We would love to help you too.